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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Spellmount Publishers Ltd (14 Jun 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752494295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752494296
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 457,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Evans does a good job of weaving the sources into a compelling narrative" --Richard Bailey, prstudies.com

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RICHARD EVANS is a former journalist who has worked in public relations roles in the charity sector and local government for the past eight years. He is currently Head of Media for Diabetes UK and lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children. Follow him on Twitter: @richardjaevans

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sibslock on 9 July 2013
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The book beautifully captures not only Sir Basil Clarke's journey to become the father of the UK's PR industry, but also the tremendous historical events during the 1910's and 20's. The sheer magnitude of the events and their subsequent effect on our world today cannot be under estimated, with Clarke on the front line of it all. The book allows you to experience those events from Clarke's unique viewpoint offering an insight into the role of journalists a hundred years ago. I found it fascinating to see what they had to overcome in order to source and submit stories, along with the importance a few intrepid journalists played in getting news to the public. How this then shaped Clarke's career in public relations is very interesting.

Clarke seems to have met everyone and been everywhere possible during his life. I was amazed at how much he crammed in and Evans keeps the pace going, artfully punctuating the story with Clarke's own words to illustrate key points, so that you find yourself immersed in the adventures. Key events that Clarke had a part in are highlighted and explored, with the benefit of hindsight and current culture used to analyse his role in a well-balanced way.

This is a fascinating book built around the life of Clarke that I highly recommend. Well written, thought out and delivered, it informs the reader using the varied life of Clarke to maximum benefit.
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By Gerald Smith on 17 Feb 2014
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A remarakble story, and a remarkable life. Although I was sorry to see him drift into spin so enthusiastically. But then he had a living to earn and a big family to care for. Richard Evans writes with style and great clarity. All-in-all a good read.
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Rarely I read a biography (From the Frontline: The Extraordinary Life of Sir Basil Clarke), but Richard Evans wrote this book with an extraordinary style about an extraodinary man. Sir Basil Clarke certainly made a name for himself, sometimes in his favour and sometimes not quite so in his favour. But he made no apologies for his editorial style - and he didn't need to. A must read for anyone who has a love for all things editorial. Dilys Davison
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By JBN on 12 July 2013
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Interesting and well-written, a real page-turner giving an insight into aspects of the First World War that I was unaware of. Clarke was involved in so much of significance in the 20th Century.
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Five Stars 1 Nov 2014
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Great uncle - so of course it is 5 star.
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